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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rusty Wheel Wreath and Window Drape

Last Sunday when we come home from Church and drove in the garage, this old rusty wheel on my peg board caught my eye ... there is a ready-made wreath. 
(You can click picture to enlarge)
I put the wheel inside a spiral grapevine wreath that I bought the other day for $3.00. They fit together just perfectly ... well almost.

I had just finished hanging the window garland drape on my dining room window and added the old rusty metal bow. The wreath and the bow complement each other very well.

 A few grungy tin stars and a glittered Christmas tag was all it needed. A old green sap bucket is holding the tall twigs.

When my hubs saw it ... he said ... "what's that ???"
He just does not understand "rusty" treasures.
The spiral wreath gives the illusion that the wheel is turning.
The old red barnwood rack with glass door knobs that a friend gave me was the perfect place to hang it.
(good friend to have as he demolished old buildings and saves everything)...The hand painted tray hanging above just echo the rustic feel of an old farmhouse and barn.

Not my usual kind of wreath, but it was fun to make and worked out okay with this display.

Hope you get inspired to use what you find to make some fun and different Christmas decoration.  

The window Garland drape is faux iced pine with tiny pinecones. I added the snowflakes and peppermint twist ornaments. The large ornaments on the sides anchor the setting. 
Snowflakes are from the Dollar Store this year. The pepperment twists were bought there at least ten years ago.  I never tire of them. 

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.


  1. Audrey! I love this! And here you had this wonderful artifact the whole time too. :) Sounds like we have loads in common. :D

    Shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 112. :)


  2. Audrey, So happy to have found your blog through FJI. I am a new follower and can't wait to see what else you do. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Going to love this site, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Just beautiful Debbie!! I have those same Dollar Store twists. I don't have a wheel like that, but I do have a rusty hubcap...I'm picturing it as a wreath now. Have a blessed season. Best, Vicki

  5. Just found your blog this morning. Looking forward to following all your posts. LOVE the wreath.. my kind of styling!!

  6. love it !!!! (may have to copy it...i have a couple old wheels in the stash, just waiting for something !! thanks for sharing !

  7. I love it! the rusty wheel right before your eyes...and instantly transformed into holiday decor! you were sorry you had no metal embroidery hoops to try my idea...I'm sorry I have no rusty wheel to try yours!
    I'll be back...
    amy of four corners design

  8. I love this Audrey. I never saw this last year on your blog. Just found it on pinterest.


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